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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Solitude was inspired by the cold days of late winter and early spring on the coast, when the ocean temperatures keep a chill in the night air almost into early summer. A big dark beer that is comforting on a cold night, but with hints of dark fruits and a smoothness that suggests the coming of warmer weather, Solitude is a traditional dark strong fermented with our house Belgian yeast. Deep ruby reds highlight its dark color, and Belgian candi sugars add flavors of dark cherries and plums, complementing the subtle esters familiar to the style.

Style: Belgian-style Dark Strong
Malt: Pilsner, Abbey, Pale Chocolate, Caramel 120, dark candi sugar, flaked wheat
Hops: Magnum, Sterling
Yeast: Trappist
ABV: 9.5%
IBU: 28
SRM: 28

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (797) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Cloudy dark brown with rimming tan head; aroma is rich and medicinal with notes of grain alcohol and chocolate; Flava is sweet with notes of molasses grain alcohol and roasted malt; feels medium chewy and silky kinda flat; finishes; finishes dry roasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (243) - - MAY 19, 2014
5 oz. sample. Pours a dark clear brown with little head or lacing. Hints of dark fruit on the nose. Sweet malts, candied sugar. Nice dark ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4oz sample at the brewery. Pours black with a small khaki colored head. Aroma of leather, dark malt, and sweet dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, leather, dark fruit, and caramel. Solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (480) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft at Winberie’s. Amber with thick white head. Smell is malt, dark fruit. Taste is the same. Crisp and clean. Some hops but mostly caramel/candy sugar/sweetness coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draft. Pours black. Nose and taste of cocoa, candi sugar, brown sugar, and malt. Belgian yeast. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a dark brown with barely any head. Smells of tropical fruit, cocoa malts, dark breads. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter and mildly sour - Belgian yeast style, hint of fruitiness and cocoa, mild hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2485) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at Kane a while back. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of raisins, chocolate, some light dried fruits, molasses and mild alcohol. Taste is complex, nice silky mouthfeel, dried dark fruit, chocolate, mild roast notes, yeast, lingering sweetness, sugar and a light touch of alcohol. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2233) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
On tap at Pro Brewers Night, AHA Philadelphia 6/27/2013 Dark rich dried fruits and caramel with a bit of residual lingering sweetness. Nice Belgian Strong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (608) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, NJ. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small brief tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt with dark cherry notes. Rich sweet roasted malt flavor has hints of dried fruit and more dark cherries. Notes of chocolate and prunes. Obvious alcohol presence. Very well crafted with lots of flavor. Gets better as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
on tap-lt tan-brown. A-sweet med malt, spice. T-sweet med malt-chocolate, spice/earthy hops, yeast.

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